These free concerts draw audiences of up to 1000 people for each performance. In 2023, 20,000 people listen to the Bandstand music. Performances last all afternoon from 12.00 to 17.00 on Sundays and Bank Holiday Monday, and 14:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays. Programmes are varied and include local Concert Bands, Jazz Big Bands, small groups, and Choirs – entertainment perfect for summer picnics and outings.
Thank you to all those who volunteered at the Bandstand in 2023.
BANDSTAND MEMORIAL DAY
Every year, on the nearest Sunday to July 20, the bandsmen who died on our bandstand in July 1982 are remembered. There is a plaque on the Bandstand with their names. A service starts with the Buglers at 11am, followed by a service arranged by the veterans of the Royal Greenjackets (the regiment whose band was playing on the bandstand on that fatal day in 1982). Following the service two bands with military connections will play. From 12.00 to 14.00 and from 15.00 to 17.00.